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Harsh Environment Connectors

Aerco has a comprehensive range of ruggedized fibre optic connectors for deployment in harsh environment applications, such as those in the Military, Aerospace, Rail and Energy markets.

 

For more information or to request a quote please contact Mark Ogden or call on +44(0)1403 260206.

 

 

Esterline Souriau

Glenair

ITT Cannon

Smiths Interconnect

TE Connectivity

 

Esterline Souriau

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Connectors

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Connector:

  • Elio high density insert with up to 24 size 16 cavity single-mode or multi-mode Elio contacts.
  • Elio single-mode or multi-mode contacts with Elio AQ Adaptor for Quadrax #8 cavities.
  • Standard MIL-DTL-38999/EN3645 shells without shielding ring (aluminium, composite, stainless steel, bronze).
  • Environmental performance as per EN4531 based on MIL-DTL-38999/EN3645.
  • Temperature range: - 65°C to +125°C (cable limitation).

MIL-DTL-38999 Datasheet

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III with AQ Adaptor for #8 cavities

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III with AQ Adaptor for #8 cavities:

  • Elio AQ adaptor enables an Elio or Eliobeam contact to fit in any #8 cavity.
  • Mix optical and electrical signals in the same insert.
  • Compatible with standard MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 connectors.
  • Environmental performance as per MIL-DTL-38999 and EN3645 standard.
  • Temperature range: - 65°C to +150°C (cable limitation).

MIL-DTL-38999 with AQ Adaptor Datasheet

Arinc 801 Connector

Arinc 801 Connector:

  • Arinc 801 contacts in standard MIL-DTL-38999/EN3645 shells.
  • Environmental performance as per EN4531 based on MIL-DTL-38999/EN3645.
  • Temperature range: - 65°C to +125°C (cable limitation)


Arinc 801 Datasheet

838 Elio Connectors

838 Elio Connector:

  • Sealed and screw mating circular connector with 8 contacts. Derived from 838 series.
  • Optical technology from aerospace.
  • Halogen free.
  • Field proven shells for 20 years with fibres. Approved by ABB. Std: BN 411 012, IEC 77 and IEC 571.
  • Many types of back shells. High retention system.

838 Elio Datasheet

VGE1 Elio Connectors

VGE1 Elio Connector:

  • Shell derived from VG 95234 and MIL-DTL-5015.
  • Railway qualified shell, out door equipment.
  • Easy assembly and maintenance, with fast mating and high reliability level.
  • 4 to 12 way single-mode or multi-mode contacts with 100 mating cycles.
  • Reverse bayonet locking.
  • IP67 with appropriate back shell

VGE1 Elio Datasheet

ARINC Connectors

Arinc 600 Series Connector:

  • Use with Elio multi-mode contact and Elio AQ Adaptor for Quadrax #8 cavities.
  • Compatible with standard Arinc 600 Souriau connector.
  • Designed to ensure Elio contact optical performances.
  • Many possibilities to mix optical and electrical contact.
  • Temperature range: -65°C to +125°C (cable limitation).

Arinc 600 Series Datasheet

UTS Connector Series with LC or MPO contacts

UTS Connector Series with LC or MPO contacts:

  • LC or MPO contacts.
  • Secure and quick locking.
  • Environmental aerial and buried seal.
  • Long life warranty.
  • Robust field handling.
  • Optical contact multi-sourcing

UTS Series MPO Datasheet

UTS Series LC Datasheet

Back-shells for 38999 Series (8D Series)

Back-shells for 38999 Series (8D Series):

  • The Elio contact has a specific mating sequence: the cable moves back during the mating. To avoid the mating sequence being disturbed and to ensure the best optical performances, Souriau has developed a dedicated back-shell range for MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 Elio connectors.
  • There are 4 types of back-shell available. They are compatible with standard electrical MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 rear interface.

38999 Back-shells Datasheet

 

Fibre Optic Termini

ELIOBEAM Contacts

Eliobeam Expanded Beam Optical Termini:

  • Contact size equivalent to a #16 contact.
  • Anti-rotation of the contact for better vibration withstanding and optical performance.
  • Boot-grommet for rear sealing and protection of the cable against excessive bending.
  • Compatibility with loose and tight structure cables.
  • High level optical performance even after ageing.
  • Bayonet locking system: no tool needed for mounting/dismounting.
  • Compatible with single-mode and multi-mode cables.

Eliobeam Datasheet

Elio Contacts

Elio Multi-Mode PC Optical Termini:

  • Robust spring-loaded UPC polish multi-mode optical contact using ST style ferrule, diameter 2.5mm.
  • Contact size equivalent to a size 16 contact.
  • Anti-rotation of the contact for better vibration withstanding and optical performance.
  • Boot-grommet for rear sealing and protection of the cable against excessive bending.
  • Bayonet locking system: no tool needed for insertion/extraction.
  • Easy cleaning of the contact, no part to remove.
  • Sealed contact without back-shell (IP67)..

Elio MM Datasheet

Elio Contacts

Elio Single-Mode PC Optical Termini:

  • Robust spring-loaded UPC polish single-mode optical contact using ST style ferrule, diameter 2.5mm.
  • Contact size equivalent to a size 16 contact.
  • Anti-rotation of the contact for better vibration withstanding and optical performance.
  • Boot-grommet for rear sealing and protection of the cable against excessive bending.
  • Bayonet locking system: no tool needed for insertion/extraction.
  • Easy cleaning of the contact, no part to remove.
  • Sealed contact without back-shell (IP67)..

Elio SM Datasheet

ELIOBEAM Contacts

Arinc 801 contacts:

  • Compact 1.25mm ferrule.
  • High density insert.
  • Same insertion and extraction tool as electrical contact size 16.

 

 

Arinc 801 Termini Datasheet

Patch Cords

Elio AQ Adapter:

  • Enables the Elio contact to fit in any size 8 Quadrax cavities in several types of connectors.
  • Compatible with standard MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 connectors.
  • Mix optical and electrical signals in the same standard connector.
  • No tool needed for contact installation. Easy to clean.
  • Male Insert Part No: ELIOAQ6PB, Female Insert Part No: ELIOAQ6SB

Elio AQ Adapter Datasheet

 

Glenair

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Connectors

Tight Tolerance MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Connector:

  • MIL-DTL-38999 type tight tolerance fibre optic connector.
  • Uses Glenair Mil-Qualified 29504/4 and /5 size #16 Precision Ceramic Termini.
  • Available materials range from composite thermoplastic, aluminium and stainless steal.
  • Shell sizes range from 11 to 25, and the corresponding cavity counts from 2 to 37 channels.
  • Single-mode and multimode fibre, from 9/125 to 1000 microns.
  • Ultra-low insertion loss values, <.50dB typical.
  • Plug and In-Line, Jam Nut and Square Flange Receptacles.

38999 Series III Datasheet

GHD Connector

GHD Connector:

  • Nearly double the density of M28876 and D38999.
  • Genderless, front release termini.
  • 1.25mm diameter precision ceramic ferrule and alignment sleeve.
  • Precision guide pin mating.
  • Removable alignment sleeve module.
  • PC and APC polish terminus options.
  • Equal optical performance to D38999.

GHD Datasheet

ARINC 801 Circular Avionics Connector

ARINC 801 Circular Avionics Connector:

  • Genderless terminus design eliminates pin and socket complexity.
  • Rear-release size #16 termini.
  • 2 to 32 Way Optical Contacts.
  • Single-mode (1310 and 1550 nm), UPC and APC contacts.
  • Multimode (850 and 1300 nm), PC contact.
  • Mechanical and environmental performance IAW MIL-DTL-38999 Series III.

ARINC 801 Datasheet

Series 80 Mighty Mouse Fibre Optic Connector

Series 80 Mighty Mouse Connector:

  • Half the size and weight of comparable density D38999 connectors.
  • Three snap-in, rear release fibre optic termini sizes: #23, #20HD, and #16.
  • The smallest mil-aero calibre fibre optic connection system available.
  • Single-mode and multi-mode with precision ceramic ferrules.
  • 0.5 dB typical attenuation.
  • 1 to 130 channels.

Series 80 Mighty Mouse Datasheet

NGCON MIL-PRF-62466 Connector

NGCON MIL-PRF-62466 Connector:

  • Multi-mode and single-mode capable.
  • 2 to 36 Way Optical Contacts.
  • Removable alignment sleeve retainer (ASR) for easy maintenance.
  • Rear release precision genderless termini, IAW MIL-PRF-29504/18, /19, /20.
  • 1.25 mm diameter ceramic ferrules and alignment sleeves.
  • Environmental O-Ring sealing on terminus.
  • Keyed connectors and termini available for single-mode APC.

NGCON Datasheet

GFOCA MIL-DTL-83526 Type Connector

GFOCA MIL-DTL-83526 Type Connector:

  • Low insertion loss genderless, butt-joint termini.
  • 2.5 mm diameter ceramic ferrules and alignment sleeves.
  • 4 channel single-mode and multimode configurations.
  • Designed to meet the requirements of MIL-PRF-29504/16 and MIL-DTL-83526 Military Specifications.

GFOCA Datasheet

Eye-Beam GMA Hermaphroditic Expanded Beam Connectors, Series 185-002

Eye-Beam GMA Hermaphroditic Expanded Beam Connector:

Eye-Beam® GMA Expanded Beam connectors utilize a precision-machined HMA type ball lens insert. These sealed assemblies are easy to clean, and insensitive to contamination—ideally suited for harsh environments where optical connectors are subjected to repeated mating cycles

  • Field deployable system for both indoor and outdoor applications.
  • Beam expansion dramatically reduces loss due to contamination.
  • Large ball lens facilitates easy cleaning.
  • Fully inter-mateable with all MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21 compliant connectors.
  • 2 and 4-channel insert arrangements.
  • Single-mode and multi-mode versions, plus broad support for a wide range of standard and tactical military cables.

Eye-Beam GMA Datasheet

Eye-Beam GMA Hermaphroditic Expanded Beam Connectors, Series 185-002

M28876 Connector:

  • Qualified MIL-PRF-28876 fibre optic connectors and MIL-PRF-29504 termini.
  • Connectors qualified to the complete requirements of MIL-PRF-28876 including plugs, wall-mount receptacles, jam-nut mount receptacles and in-line receptacles.
  • Multiple shell sizes and insert arrangements, including 2, 4, 6, 8, 18 and 31 channel layouts.
  • Back-shells in straight, 45° and 90° configurations.
  • Corrosion-resistant and environmentally sealed.
  • Qualified MIL-PRF-29504/14 and /15 pin and socket termini and /3 dummy terminus.

M28876 Datasheet

 

Fibre Optic Termini

Eye-Beam GLT, Grin-Lens Termini, Expanded Beam Fibre Optic Termini

Eye-Beam GLT, Grin-Lens Termini, Expanded Beam Fibre Optic Termini:

  • All the benefits of an expanded beam connection system built into a versatile terminus.
  • Factory-terminated Eye-Beam® GLT termini easily integrated into any connector package.
  • Innovative expanded beam lens terminus expands signal 27X from a standard 9.3 micron fibre core.
  • Revolutionary design delivers low dB loss (1.5 dB multimode, 2.0 dB single-mode untuned) performance while reducing maintenance, inspection and test costs.
  • Ultra-high precision ceramic sleeves and custom designed terminus bodies ensure axial alignment.

Eye-Beam GLT Datasheet

QPL M29504/04 & /05 Size 16  Fibre Optic Termini

M29504/04 and /05 Size 16 Fibre Optic Termini:

  • Size 16 MIL-DTL-38999 series III type fibre optic pin terminus, Part No 181-002.

  • 181-002 Datasheet

  • Size 16 MIL-DTL-38999 series III type fibre optic socket terminus, Part No 181-001.

  • 181-001 Datasheet

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Type Large Core Fibre Optic Termini

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Type Large Core Fibre Optic Termini:

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Type, Size 16 Fibre Optic Jewel Termini

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Type, Size 16 Fibre Optic Jewel Termini:

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Type, Size 20 Fibre Optic Termini

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Type, Size 20 Fibre Optic Termini:

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Type, Size 20 Fibre Optic Termini

Mighty Mouse Size 16, 20 & 23 Fibre Optic Termini:

  • Fibre optic pin terminus, size 16. Part No 181-057.
  • Fibre optic socket terminus, size 16. Part No 181-075.

  • 181-057/075 Datasheet

  • Fibre optic pin terminus, size 20. Part No 181-084.
  • Fibre optic socket terminus, Size 20. Part No 181-085.

  • 181-084/085 Datasheet

  • Fibre optic pin terminus, size 23. Part No 181-063.
  • Fibre optic socket terminus, size 23. Part No 181-064.

  • 181-063/064 Datasheet

Pin and Socket Dust Caps for Size 16 Terminus with .0625 DIA Ferrules

Pin and Socket Dust Caps for Size 16 Terminus with .0625 DIA Ferrules:

  • Vinyl dust cap, size 16 pin terminus, Part No 187-019.
  • Vinyl dust cap, size 16 socket terminus with cover, Part No 187-029.

  • 187-019/029 Datasheet

GHD, Glenair High Density, Fibre Optic Genderless Size 18 Termini

GHD, Glenair High Density, Fibre Optic Genderless Size 18 Termini:

ARINC 801 Type 1 Fibre Optic Termini

Arinc 801 Type 1 Fibre Optic Termini:

  • Genderless fibre optic termini for Arinc 801 connectors, keyed, rear release. Part No 181-076.

  • 181-076 Datasheet

MIL-PRF-62466 (NGCON) Connector Fibre Optic Termini

MIL-PRF-62466 (NGCON) Fibre Optic Termini:

  • MIL-PRF-29504/18 and /20 type NGCON genderless rear-release termini with integrated retention clip and environmental seal. Part no 181-043.

  • 181-043 Datasheet

QPL’d M28876/M29504 Size 16  Fibre Optic Termini

QPL’d M28876/M29504 Size 16 Fibre Optic Termini:

  • Size 16 Fibre Optic Pin Terminus for MIL-PRF-28876 Connectors, Part No 181-039.

  • 181-039 Datasheet

  • Size 16 Fibre Optic Socket Terminus for MIL-PRF-28876 Connectors, Part No 181-040.

  • 181-040 Datasheet

  • Size 16 Dummy Terminus for MIL-PRF-28876 Connectors, Part No 181-051.

  • 181-051 Datasheet

Series 180-183 MT Ferrule

Series 180-183 MT Ferrule:

  • Supported in Glenair MIL-DTL-38999 series III type, MIL-DTL-5015 reverse-bayonet type, and Mighty Mouse connector shells.
  • Single-mode and multi-mode fibre with UPC or APC polishing supported.
  • Accommodates up to 24 fibres in a compact and lightweight ferrule, terminated with ribbon cable.
  • One 24 fibre MT ferrule can be packaged in a single size 11 D38999 Series III connector, and four MT ferrules can be combined in one size 17 shell, supporting up to 96 fibres in a single connector.

Series 180-183 MT Ferrule Datasheet

 

ITT Cannon

ARC 38999 Style Series III with ARINC 801 Fibre Optic Termini

ARC 38999 Style Series III with Arinc 801 Fibre Optic Termini:

  • Size #16 Termini complies with Arinc 801 requirements.
  • Low loss termini with precision alignment features.
  • Termini designs available in both Pull-Proof and Non-Pull Proof types.
  • End-face finishes available in both APC and PC.
  • Genderless termini provide a common solution for plug and receptacle applications.
  • Scoop-proof design that offers alternate keying positions.


ARC 38999 Style Series III Datasheet

PHD 38999 Style Connector

PHD 38999 Style Connector:

  • PHD optical contact system (Including Tuned Contacts).
  • All metallic 38999-Style compatible outside dimensions.
  • Internal metallic web for EMI shielding and terminus stability.
  • Standard 38999-style keys.

 

PHD 38999 Datasheet

NGCON MIL-PRF-62466 Connector

NGCON MIL-PRF-62466 Connector:

  • Conforms to NGCON defence standard.
  • 2 to 36 Way optical contacts.
  • Rear release termini.
  • Genderless termini.
  • Wall-mount and Jam-Nut receptacle configurations.

NGCON MIL-PRF-62466 Datasheet

FOMC Connector

FOMC Connector:

  • Removable insert for easy access of termini end-face.
  • Compatible with single-mode and multi-mode fibre.
  • Hermaphroditic design means plugs will mate with an identical plug as well as receptacles.
  • Robust design with proven performance and reliability in harsh environments.

 

FOMC Datasheet

CIR Connector

CIR Connector:

  • VG95234 / MIL-DTL-5015 specification.
  • UL94 VO fire and smoke standard.
  • Ruggedized aluminium shell.
  • Single-mode and multi-mode fibre optic capability.
  • 2 to 12-way variants available.

CIR Datasheet

PHD Panel Mount Fibre Optic Connector

PHD Panel Mount Fibre Optic Connector:

  • Three piece connector features bulkhead feed thru Design in standard 8, 16, 18 and 32 channel configurations.
  • PHD optical contact system, with tuned size 22 termini.
  • All metallic bodies for radiated emission suppression.
  • Internal metallic web for EMI suppression and terminus stability.

PHD Panel Mount Fibre Optic Datasheet

MIL-DTL-29504/4 and /5 termini

MIL-DTL-29504/4 and /5 termini:

  • Single-mode, SMF28, and multi-mode, 62.5/125, variants.
  • Removable hood.
  • Precision 1.59mm diameter Zirconia ceramic ferrule with alignment sleeve.
  • Used in 38999-Style connectors with size 16 cavities.
  • Operating temperature range: -65C to +200C.

MIL-DTL-29504/4 and /5 termini Datasheet

PHD Size 16 & 22 Termini

PHD Size 16 & 22 Termini:

  • Optical terminus system builds off LC/MU small form factor (SFF) technology:
  • 1.25mm diameter Zirconia discrete channel ceramic ferrule based.
  • Single-mode SMF 28 and multi-mode 62.6/125 compatible.
  • APC compatible.
  • Removable sleeve inserts allow direct end-face access for terminus cleaning / inspection.

PHD Size 16 & 22 Termini Datasheet

Cannon’s Arinc 801 Compatible Size #16 Termini

Cannon’s Arinc 801 Compatible Size #16 Termini:

  • Low loss termini with precision alignment features.
  • Termini designs available in both pull-proof and non-pull Proof types.
  • End-face finishes available in both APC and PC.
  • Genderless termini provide a common solution for plug and receptacle applications.
  • Removable alignment sleeve allows for easy field cleaning.

Cannon’s Arinc 801 Compatible Size #16 Termini Datasheet

 

Smiths Interconnect

Physical Contact Termini

Physical Contact Termini:

  • Robust pin and socket design.
  • Single-mode and multi-mode applications 62.5/125 and 50/125 µm.
  • Connector formats for MIL-DTL-38999, Arinc 600.
  • Excellent optical performance.
  • Fewer parts, easy termination process.
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable requirements of MIL-T-29504.
  • Insertion loss: -0.25dB (typical) mated pair.

Physical Contact Termini Datasheet

Expanded Beam Termini

Expanded Beam Termini

  • Multi-mode applications 50/125 and 62.5/125.
  • Insertion loss: 1.0 dB (Typical).
  • Increased protection for fibre face.
  • Reduced influence from dirt debris and vibration.
  • Simple cleaning.

Expanded Beam Termini Datasheet

Low Loss Floating Fibre Termini

Low Loss Floating Fibre Termini

  • Floating design (< -0.5dB), low loss fibre
  • Vibration resistant.
  • Precision floating ceramic ferrules.
  • Stainless steel terminus body
  • Designed for use in size 16 cavities of the D38999 Series III connector.

Floating Fibre Termini Datasheet

 

TE Connectivity

MC3 Connectors

MC3 Connector:

  • 5, 8 or 12 way high-performance, optical connectivity for the harshest of environments.
  • Insert-to-insert keying assists precision alignment.
  • Individually rear insertable/removable optical contacts enable easy assembly.
  • Back shells and adapters available for most single and multifibre cable types.
  • Precision 2.5mm Zirconia ceramic ferrules and alignment sleeves.

 

MC3 Datasheet

MC4 Connectors

MC4 Connector:

  • Duplex optical fibre connector, based upon shell size 9 Mil-C 38999 Series III.
  • Suitable for use with most multimode and singlemode fibres with core diameters of 9 to 200μm.
  • Temperature range -65°C to +155°C.
  • Precision Zirconia ceramic ferrules and alignment sleeves.
  • Sprung loaded optical ferrules ensure physical contact is maintained when the connector is subjected to vibration levels in excess of 30g.

MC4 Datasheet

MC5 Connectors

MC5 Connector:

  • High density connectors for sustained performance over a wide range of environmental conditions.
  • Compact 1.25 mm precision zirconia ceramic ferrules.
  • Extensive range including 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 30 positions.
  • Simple termination process and tooling.

 

MC5 Datasheet

MC6 Connectors

MC6 Connector:

  • MT ferrules for 12 channels.
  • Rear release contact using size 8 extraction tools.
  • Retrofit triple rear seal available.
  • MIL-DTL-38999 Series III anti-vibration coupling with tri-start thread.
  • Interchangeable with MIL-DTL-38999 Series III.

 

MC6 Datasheet

RSC Connectors

RSC, RSC-v Connectors:

  • Ruggedized Single Channel connector.
  • Manufactured from high tensile strength ARCAP non-magnetic alloy, resistant to chemical corrosion, low temperatures and temperature changes.
  • Anti-vibration coupling mechanism.
  • Common ferrule carriers for the plug and receptacle.
  • Easily accessible fibre faces for cleaning purposes.
  • RSC-v variant supports APC and tuneable PC interfaces.

RSC, RSC-v Datasheet

MIL-DTL Connectors

MIL-DTL-38999 Qualified, with MIL-PRF-29504 style termini:

  • Rugged design for resistance to shock and vibration, moisture, and corrosion.
  • 100% scoop proof.
  • High strength aluminium shells.
  • Advanced fluoro-silicone seals to help maximize tear resistance and sealing memory.
  • Self-locking threaded coupling for anti-vibration integrity

MIL-DTL-38999 Datasheet

ARINC Connectors

Arinc Rectangular Connectors:

  • Inserts for Arinc 404 and 600 connectors support EB and MC5 termini.
  • Up to 4 Mini EB termini per insert or 128 per connector.
  • Up to 36 standard 1.25 mm MC5 termini per insert.
  • Easily removable front insert allows cleaning of the optical faces and replacement of damaged alignment sleeves.

 

Arinc Datasheet

PRO BEAM Connectors

Pro Beam and M83526/20 and /21 Connectors:

  • 1, 2, 4 or 8 fibres in a single connector interface.
  • Available in Senior, Junior and Mini connectors.
  • Performs consistently and reliably.
  • High-cycle resistance of more than 3000 mating cycles.

 

Pro Beam and M83526/20 and /21 Datasheet

DMC-M Connectors

DMC-M Connectors:

  • Single-insert and multi-insert configurations.
  • 6 standard MC5, 12-position MT ferrule, 4 Arinc 801, or two Arinc 801 termini with five size 22 and two size 22 electrical contacts.
  • Lightweight composite housing.
  • Colour coded.
  • Screw coupling.

DMC-M Datasheet

ARINC MC801 Connectors

Arinc MC801 Connector:

  • Combines Arinc 801 optical termini with the convenience of a D38999 Series III connector style.
  • Genderless pull-proof contact design.
  • Spring-loaded termini maintain optical contact during shock, vibration, and thermal extremes.
  • Compact 1.25-mm ferrule provides a high-density solution—with up to 32 fibres in a size 25 shell.
  • Compatibility with standard 38999 back shells and hardware.
  • UPC and APC end face finishes for multi-mode and single-mode applications.
  • Intermateable with competitive Arinc 801/38999 connectors.

Arinc MC801 Datasheet

ARINC MC801 Connectors

EN4165 Connector:

  • Modular inserts for MC5, MC6 ribbon, and Arinc 801 optical termini and Arinc 801/electrical hybrid.
  • Interchangeable modular inserts.
  • Easy-to-use insertion/extraction tool.
  • Easy access to optical contacts for cleaning and maintenance.
  • Complements DMC-M multichannel connectors.

 

EN4165 Datasheet

VITA 66 Optical Modules

VITA 66 Optical Modules:

  • VITA 66.1 multichannel motherboard / daughter card connectors for ruggedized optical backplane Interconnects.
  • Provides a high-density, blind-mate optical interconnect in a backplane/daughtercard configuration.
  • Up to two MT ferrules per connector, each accommodating up to 24 fibre paths.
  • Other options are available using industry standard Arinc 801 fibre terminus and TE’s Expanded Beam, Pro Beam interface in a four-fibre configuration.

 

VITA 66 Optical Module Datasheet

 

Fibre Optic Termini:

MC3 Termini

MC3 Termini:

  • Ultra Physical Contact (UPC) termini, using industry standard 2.5-mm ceramic ferrules for use in a variety of Deutsch connectors.
  • Single-mode and multi-mode fibre supported.

MC3 Termini Datasheet

MC5 Termini

MC5 Termini:

  • Ultra Physical Contact (UPC) termini, using 1.25mm ceramic ferrule and designed specifically for use in the MC5 connector.
  • Single-mode and multi-mode fibre supported.

MC5 Termini Datasheet

ARINC Termini

Arinc 801 Termini:

  • Ultra Physical Contact (UPC) and Angled Physical Contact (APC) termini, using industry-standard 1.25 mm ceramic ferrule and designed for use in MIL-DTL-38999 and Arinc connectors.
  • Single-mode and multi-mode fibre supported.

Arinc Termini Datasheet

MIL-PRF-29504/4 and /5 Termini

MIL-PRF-29504/4 and /5 Termini:

  • Ultra Physical Contact (UPC), size 16 termini designed for use in 38999 circular connectors.
  • The ferrule is 1.59 mm in diameter.
  • M29504/4 covers the pin terminus and M29504/5 covers the socket terminus.
  • Spring-loaded socket terminus maintains consistent contact between mated ferrules.
  • Single-mode and multi-mode fibre supported.

MIL-PRF-29504/4 and /5 Termini Datasheet


Expanded Beam Insert

Expanded Beam Insert:

  • Pro Beam Mini, Pro Beam Junior and Pro Beam Senior Expanded Beam inserts.
  • Expanded Beam, durable non-contacting interface assures ease of use/cleaning.
  • Ball lens expands cross-section area of light over 200 times for multi-mode and over 2000 times for single-mode.
  • Rugged hermaphroditic construction.

Expanded Beam Insert Datasheet

Pro Beam EB16 Termini

Pro Beam EB16 Termini:

  • Termini designed to replace existing M29504/4 and /5 physical contact termini that fits the Size 16 AWG cavity of a D38999 III connector.
  • Multi-mode and single-mode termini designs.

Pro Beam EB16 Termini Datasheet

 

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